911 anthrax, dead dr kelly, alibek, hadron, lenzner, binladens
The convergence of the Strangelovian Battelle with Bioport, the Porton Down and the role of prominent individuals like Alibek, Crowe, El-Habri[bin Laden] and the Carlyle Group suggests that much of this is likely to be covered up. [...and Hadron, Terry Lenzner...2 CIA wmd-anti-proliferation-FUND-RAISER-operatives?!?!]
Equally jarring to Western visitors is the scale of Pokrov's virus-making capacity.
David Kelly, a British bioweapons expert who was among the first Western scientists to visit the factory, recalled his initial shock at finding bunkers filled with row after row of incubators that collectively held tens of thousands of hen eggs. "That's the standard method for growing smallpox virus," he said.
A clearer picture of Pokrov's past has recently begun to take shape from the stories of former Biopreparat officials and U.S. officials and scientists who have slowly built relationships with their Russian counterparts.
Ken Alibek, the former Biopreparat deputy director who helped expose the Soviet Union's secret bioweapons programs when he defected to the United States in 1992, said Pokrov's official role as a vaccine factory was a perfect cover for one of the biggest virus mills in the Soviet Union. If war appeared imminent, Pokrov was equipped to immediately begin production of smallpox virus at a staggering rate of 200 tons a year, said Alibek, now vice chairman and chief scientist of the Alexandria, Va., biotechnology firm Hadron Inc., in an interview.http://www.namebase.org/cgi-bin/nb06?ALIBEK_KEN_
Back Channels: The Intelligence Community
Is There Any 'Cover' in Undercover?
Washington Post Tuesday, September 21, 1999
By Vernon Loeb
Fairchild repeated his concerns last week after reading claims by the CIA's new deputy director for operations, James L. Pavitt, that the directorate is on the mend two years into an ambitious rebuilding campaign.
The DO's counterintelligence and operational security problems are so deep, Fairchild says, that they will take far longer than two years to fix. "I believe in the agency, I want the agency to succeed," says Fairchild, who now works as director of investigations for an international security management firm in Virginia. "But if you made a movie of the real aspects of the job, it would be a comedy, not a spy thriller."
COMPANY OF SPIES: A new DO leadership team has come together under Pavitt, 53, a former operations officer and National Security Council official, and his new deputy, Associate Deputy Director for Operations Hugh Turner, 56, a legendary DO operator who won the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart as a Green Beret in Vietnam.
Directly below Turner in the clandestine service's chain of command are Barry G. Royden, 61, associate deputy director in charge of counterintelligence, and John F. Nelson, 47, associate deputy director for resources, plans and policy.
Royden assumed the CIA's top counterintelligence post after serving as chief of the Latin America Division. Nelson filled a newly created associate deputy director's post after serving as CIA Director George J. Tenet's chief of staff, chief financial officer at the National Reconnaissance Office and a budget analyst on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Replacing Turner as director of the technology management group within the directorate is Stephen W. Richter, 57, former chief of the Near East Division.
While Pavitt, Turner, Nelson and Royden have all spent their careers mostly in the shadows, the preferred state for directorate officials, Richter last year earned the wrath of Richard Perle, an assistant secretary of defense during the Reagan administration, who publicly demanded Richter's ouster for allegedly botching a series of covert actions aimed at toppling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
"Stephen Richter has an unbroken record of failure," Perle said in a speech last October at the American Enterprise Institute. "The head of the Near East division at the CIA . . . should be removed on grounds of incompetence and a lack of the fundamental qualifications to hold that position."
A CIA official responded that, far from removing Richter, the agency awarded him its Distinguished Intelligence Medal just last week. In five years running the Near East Division, the official said, Richter sharpened "its focus on key issues, was a forceful advocate for more resources, and put unprecedented emphasis on language training."
Vernon Loeb's e-mail address is loebv@...
- I had been trying to ascertain who received the very highly classified 1999 William Patrick Anthrax Risk Assessment report. According to my sources, very few people actually received and read the report. The Patrick Risk Assessment, dated 1999, assessed the risk of sending anthrax through the mail.
August 1, 1999... Previously he served as Chief of the
Division in the Directorate of OPERATIONS"
Virginia Legionnaire, June 2003, front page
James L. Pavitt,
Deputy Director for Operations, CIA
James L. Pavitt was appointed Deputy Director for OPERATIONS on
August 1, 1999, after serving as Associate Deputy Director for Operations
from July 1997 through July 1999.
Previously he served as Chief of the
Division in the Directorate of OPERATIONS. In February 1993, Mr. Pavitt was
named Deputy Director of the DCI("Director of Central Intelligence
[Agency]") NonPROLIFERATION[WMD's i.e. anthrax] Center.
Perhaps not ironically, the Chairman and CEO of the Porton Down company is Fuad El-Habri, a bin Laden family associate. Laura Rozenís interesting article for the website Salon is must reading on the subject.
From: Bob <recbo@n...>
Date: Thu Jul 24, 2003 6:30 pm
Subject: 2 non-proliferation ops link 2 Iraq wmd-anthrax psyops Re: US Envoy Says He is Smear Target
"Joseph Wilson, who was dispatched by the Central Intelligence Agency to Niger in February last year...his wife was an operative for the CIA, working in the counter-proliferation division".
Now two CIA "non-proliferation" officers link Iraq wmd psyop with Iraq 911 anthrax psyop, one by Waco-Ruby-Ridge-style promotion of 911 anthrax suspect Ken Alibek's handler-suspect a la Horiuchi-Freeh-Potts-Holder, and the other by being assigned to Niger in a specific context.
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The convergence of the Strangelovian Battelle with Bioport, the Porton Down and the role of prominent individuals like Alibek, Crowe, El-Habri[bin Laden] and the Carlyle Group suggests that much of this is likely to be covered up.